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September 16, 2005

Eagles explode for six goals in victory,
Snap four-game slide

USI 6, Missouri-Rolla 0

EVANSVILLE, Ind.óUniversity of Southern Indiana womenís soccer sophomore forward Julie Collins (Merrillville, Indiana) scored less than four minutes into the contest to set the tone for a 6-0 victory over the University of Missouri-Rolla Friday evening at Strassweg Field.

Julie Collins

The Screaming Eagles (2-4-0, 1-2-0 GLVC) snapped a four-match losing streak with the victory. The six goals were the most by an Eagle squad since they defeated Oakland City University, 13-2, in 2001.

Collins, who scored the first goal off a pass from junior back Rebecca Cripe (Argos, Indiana), assisted on a goal by sophomore midfielder Meghann Cage (Evansville, Indiana) five minutes later as the Eagles grabbed a 2-0 advantage.

After going into the intermission with the two-goal lead, Collins added the Eagles third goal of the contest, and her third of the 2005 season, in the 52nd minute of the match.

Sophomore forward Katie Grossman (Evansville, Indiana) added a goal in the 61st minute, while junior midfielder Megan Williams (Mt. Vernon, Indiana) and sophomore midfielder Katie Barisano (Newburgh, Indiana) capped the Eagles route with goals in the 81st minute and 83rd minute, respectively.

Freshman forward Brittany Carnegie (British Columbia, Canada) assisted on the Grossman goal, while senior forward Brooklyn Gant (Evansville, Indiana) assisted on the Barisano goal. Williamsí goal was unassisted.

Defensively, sophomore goalkeeper Meagan Homalla (Portage, Indiana) and junior goalkeeper Casey Hrvatin (Evansville, Indiana) combined for USIís first shutout of the season. Homalla picked up the victory, improving to 2-4 on the season, as she recorded five saves in 63 minutes of work.

UMR (2-4-0, 0-3-0 GLVC) got two saves from junior goalie Brittany Parker. Parker (0-4) was charged with the loss after giving up four goals in 77 minutes between the posts.

USI hosts the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which is 6-1-0, 3-0-0 in the GLVC, after a 7-0 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan College this afternoon. Kick-off is slated for noon at Strassweg Field.

Dan McDonnell,
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